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11.10.2017

Groundwater as a source of global nutrition: Water crisis leads to bottlenecks in food production

Water crisis

Food security is high on the United Nations Agenda 2030. But can this sustainability goal – the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – be achieved? The future management of available groundwater resources will be crucial for feeding the global population. Nearly half of the world's agricultural...More information


17.10.2017

Forecasting future water demands: planning-security for water suppliers

Water

For local water suppliers it is often hard to forecast the future water demand for urban supply areas because it is not only influenced by demographic developments and weather-related fluctuations but also by the behavioral patterns of various user groups as well as changing technologies. Modelling...More information


11.09.2017

It’s not all about technology: Transforming the traffic system requires a new mobility culture

Multioptionality

The future of the German car industry largely depends on whether it can achieve an ecologic change of course. The demand for vehicles that are neither taking climate targets nor emission limits of nitrogne oxide into consideration will probably not remain stable. Restrictions for importing German...More information


10.07.2017

Current insights into social ecology: special issue of the journal ‘Sustainability’ published

Sustainability Icon

In the last decades social ecology has made important contributions to sustainability research. As the science of societal relationship to nature it evolved in the late 1980s. Today, the approach that understands complex environmental problems to be rooted in the critical relationship between...More information


30.06.2017

Future-oriented water infrastructures: recommendations for transformation

Pipes

The future orientation of water infrastructure systems in Germany is on trial: in expanding metropolitan regions the systems are already approaching the limits of their capacity and in shrinking rural areas are often underutilized. The present systems are not flexible enough to adjust to changing...More information


16.03.2017

World Water Day 2017: It doesn’t always have to be drinking water – using wastewater as a resource

Watering crops

The distribution conflicts with regard to water resources are no longer limited to arid areas of our planet. Even in Germany where water is comparatively abundant, conflicts of use occasionally arise. The worldwide water demand is continously increasing. It has already come to a point where two...More information


13.03.2017

Scientists recommend realignment of biodiversity research

Grainfield

Current research results show the main cause behind the ongoing loss of biological diversity to be uncertain knowledge or a complete lack of knowledge about the complex links between nature and society. Scientists therefore recommend that a stronger transdisciplinary approach now be taken towards...More information


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